• Users Online: 118
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 298-301

Mycetoma due to Nocardia Africana/Nova treated successfully with cotrimoxazole and moxifloxacin


1 Department of Dermatology and STD, Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sushruta Kathuria
Department of Dermatology and STD, Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_533_20

Rights and Permissions

Nocardia africana is a recently identified organism and has rarely been reported to cause mycetoma. Here we report the case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with discharging sinuses and nodules for the past 7 years along with few discrete axillary lymph nodes. Cultures and Maldi-TOF MS (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry) method identified the causative organism as Nocardia africana/nova. The organism was acid-fast positive on modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain and Gram's stain revealed branched filamentous beaded gram-positive bacilli, while histopathology showed granulation tissue along with few ill-defined epithelioid cell granulomas, with giant cells. Based on the sensitivity report, the patient was started on tablet moxifloxacin and cotrimoxazole, and has shown considerable improvement at 2.5 months of follow-up.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed236    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded18    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal